Leftist thought tends to advocate for political and social ideologies that prioritize collective solutions to societal problems, often at the expense of individual liberty and autonomy. One of the key problems with this approach is that it often leads to a cheapening of the value of human life. This is because leftist thought tends to focus on the collective good rather than the individual, and thus sees human life as expendable if it serves the greater cause.
This is seen most clearly in the leftist advocacy for abortion, which is often justified on the grounds of empowering women or serving the collective interest. However, the act of abortion necessarily involves the taking of a human life, and thus represents a fundamental cheapening of the value of human life. Furthermore, leftist positions on issues such as euthanasia, assisted suicide, and end-of-life care often reflect a similar disregard for the sanctity of human life.
Another way that leftist thought cheapens the value of human life is through its advocacy for policies that promote a culture of death rather than life. This includes policies that trivialize or even glorify violence, such as the defunding of police forces or the promotion of violent protests and riots. It also includes policies that promote sedentary lifestyles, such as the promotion of obesity and unhealthy eating habits through government subsidies for junk food and the promotion of body positivity.
Ultimately, leftist thought cheapens the value of human life because it fails to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of the individual. Instead of recognizing that every human being is a unique and irreplaceable creation, leftist thought reduces individuals to mere cogs in a larger machine, to be used and discarded as needed to achieve a greater social or political goal. This is not only morally objectionable, but it is also counterproductive, as it fosters a culture of antagonism and division rather than unity and compassion.